refined or virgin coconut oil for acne use on the skin and dry skin problems?
which is better for those problems?
asked bysunandmoon (501)
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on October 04, 2012
at 01:28 PM
Extra virgin nutiva or DME coconut oil works wonders on my acne. Have a super inflamed face somedays so I exfoliate, apply apple cider vinegar as a toner and finish off with liberal amounts of coconut oil on my face and neck. Pimples/acne gone overnight! Also make sure to change your pillow case regularly (I put a different shirt on it most nights that is old/clean). And try not to touch your skin, also keep your hair away from it as much as possible. (Hydrogen Peroxide 3% also works as a toner)! Cheers:)
on September 20, 2012
at 01:35 AM
look into MSM sulfur about 6000 mg a day, is said to help with breakouts (if you have no sulfur allergy), Change your pillows cases every day, wash your face with the gentlest thing you can find, and i mean stuff made for people with sensitive skin, usually cream based washes Also I would get a moisturizer (for dry skin) a good one though and I'd dilute a few drops of a essential oil, tea tree, lavender (ass essential oils have an antimicrobial property) never put essential oils on the skin directly, the only ones you can do this with is maybe calendula or something mild.
And I know you won't like a moisturizer especially for people made with dry skin because it feels heavy. But after two weeks or so once your skin is moisturized, your skin will start to cut back on the oil production. Moisturized skin is healthier skin, thus you may notice a reduction in breakouts
Also if you are using make up or a blush brush make sure you don't contaminate your make up, no double dipping. Compacts are excellent breeders of bacteria and most women use that little pad over and over again. its the perfect environment for bacterial growth, dark, warm and moist.
And stay away from any product from supermarket or cvs/walgreens/rite aid they all carry crap. Don't use anything with benzoyl peroxide, according to the FDA it can cause cancer.
Do an elimination diet following "The Autoimmune Paleo" - Anne Angelone, you may have some unknown allergy. Some people said cutting out milk and their skin stopped breaking out. Hey never hurts to try :)
oh and get a little sun
on September 05, 2012
at 10:07 AM
If you have a tendency towards acne, I would avoid coconut oil on the face. I believe it can clog pores further. Perhaps try a lighter oil that will alleviate dry skin but not exacerbate the acne. I often use tiny bits of jojoba and sweet almond oil. Also remember to avoid washing your face too frequently.